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Waitrose ditches plastic bags for home compostable alternative

17 Sep 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Waitrose & Partners has announced plans to remove 5p single-use plastic carrier bags and loose fruit and vegetable plastic bags from all its stores by spring 2019.

Knottingley

Wholesale growth drives Morrisons revenue rise

13 Sep 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Revenues at Morrisons surged in the half year to 5 August helped by its growing wholesale business.

WH Smith store

Sainsbury's and WHSmith Travel launch food-to-go trial

19 Jul 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Sainsbury’s is to start selling a range of its own label food-to-go products in WHSmith Travel stores as part of a new trial.

Sainsbury's Local

Sainsbury's Q1 results boosted by convenience and online

04 Jul 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Sainsbury’s has reported a 0.2% rise in like-for-like sales in its first quarterly results for 2018, including healthy sales growth in its Local convenience stores and online business.

Tesco Extra

Tesco to form strategic alliance with French chain Carrefour

02 Jul 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Tesco has announced its intention to enter into a long-term, strategic alliance with French retail chain Carrefour, with the aim of improving quality and choice as well as lowering the price of own-brand products.

Asda

Asda posts return to annual sales growth as profits dive 13%

31 May 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Asda has posted a return to like for like sales growth for the year to 31 December 2017, although annual operating profits dropped 13%.

Knottingley

Morrisons registers strong start to the year

10 May 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

Morrisons has reported a group like-for-like sales increase of 3.6% (excluding fuel) in the 13 weeks to May 6, comprising equal 1.8% contributions from its retail and wholesale businesses. 

Tesco Extra

Tesco posts pre-tax profits of £1.6bn following Booker merger

11 Apr 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Tesco, the UK’s largest supermarket, has announced pre-tax profits of £1.3bn for the year ending February 24, up 28.4% on the previous year.

Coop water

Co-op to sell water in "cloudy" recycled plastic bottles

31 Mar 2018 | By Gaelle Walker

The Co-op is to become the first UK retailer to sell all of its own brand water in recycled plastic bottles.

Co-op app

Co-op Group trials 'shop, scan and go' app

07 Mar 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The Co-op Group is trialling an app-based solution to enable shoppers to bypass the till and check-out all products on their phone.

Central England Co-op Easter Foodbank Appeal

Central England Co-op launches Easter Foodbank Appeal

06 Mar 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Central England Co-operative has launched its Easter Foodbank Appeal, encourgaing customers and members to help people in need.

Tesco Extra

Tesco and Booker shareholders vote in favour of merger

28 Feb 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Tesco and Booker shareholders have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the merger of the two companies, which is now set to complete on 5 March.

Morrisons

Channel Island c-stores to switch to Morrisons Daily

14 Feb 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Dozens of convenience stores on the Channel Islands will be switched to Morrisons Daily sites under a franchise and supply agreement between the multiple and SandpiperCI, the largest retailer on the islands.

Andover

Southern Co-op expands estate with three new stores

13 Feb 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The Southern Co-op has opened three new stores over the past couple of weeks, with local charities each receiving £1,000 ahead of annual partnerships with the stores.

Central England Co-op New Store Example

Central England Co-op to open 10 new food stores in 2018

08 Feb 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Central England Co-op has announced plans to open more than 10 new food stores and revamp 10 existing sites as part of a multi-million pound investment plan.

McColl's

McColl's launches online training to employees

06 Feb 2018 | By Robin Mannering

McColl’s has launched an online training initiative to all of its 22,000 employees.

Long Lawford

Heart of England Co-op targets more store openings

02 Feb 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Heart of England Co-operative Society is setting its sights on more store openings as part of a £6m investment programme, buoyed by positive results over the Christmas trading period.

Simply Food

M&S reduces Simply Food store-opening programme

01 Feb 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Marks & Spencer has put the brakes on its Simply Food store-opening programme as part of a programme to “modernise” its UK store estate.

Tea

Co-op Group develops biodegradable paper tea bag

30 Jan 2018 | By Robin Mannering

The Co-operative Group is developing a fully biodegradable paper tea bag, which it claims could save nine tonnes of plastic wastage per year.

B&M

Discounter B&M announces strong Q3 like-for-like sales

12 Jan 2018 | By Robin Mannering

Fast-growing discounter B&M has announced a 12.9% increase in like-for-like third quarter sales across its 569 UK stores.

Waitrose

Waitrose to ban sale of energy drinks to under-16s

04 Jan 2018 | By Ieuan Hughes

Waitriose has become the first UK supermarket to ban the sales of energy drinks to under-16s, following concerns from health officials about high levels of sugar and caffeine affecting children’s wellbeing.

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